The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.
Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261
81 Piaget Very Unusual and Attractive, Lady’s Bracelet Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Tiger Eye Dial, With Box, Ref. 9852 D65
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 23,400
Model: Bracelet Watch
Reference: 9852 D65
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 197529
Dimensions: 32 × 25.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Piaget immediately centralized its efforts and ideas in the creation of very thin watches with special features like the use of hard stones, developing the spirit of luxury in an atmosphere of creativity, attention to detail, and fully integrated expertise that would have characterized them forever. The present lot is part of the special creations of Piaget and is one exponent of the collection “haute couture”, which was launched in the late 1960s/early 1970s: these creations were watches designed for a young and avant-garde female clientele and were characterized by their large bracelets, forming a cone when worn. These pieces mainly used semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, coral, mother-of-pearl or onyx. When they were unveiled at the Basel Fair, the Journal de Genève of 15 April 1970 commented: “this year, Piaget has indulged its taste for color by going for dials in precious stone. And this innovation, remember, is itself a creation of the House of Piaget”. The lot offered here is the reference 9852 D65 and is one of the very few realized using the beautiful tiger eye stone. The effect that comes out is highly scenic and stands out even more when someone looks at the yellow-gold bracelet with a worked effect. Furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition and sold with its original box, this jewel watch is a magnificent demonstration of high-level craftsmanship and good aesthetic taste.